About this Event
Come along to this Leaders Connect event to hear two inspirational non-profit sector leaders, Martin Bisp and Poku Osei, talk about their experiences of failure.
Martin is the co-founder and CEO of the multi-national award-winning charity Empire Fighting Chance.
Poku is the founder and CEO of Babbasa - the first black-led social enterprise to win the prestigious Queen's Award For Enterprise.
We thank both of our speakers for giving their time for free and helping to make the event accessible to all.
Refreshments: A buffet breakfast and drinks will be available
9.30 - Refreshments and networking
10.00 - Presenters
11.15 - Q&A
11.30 - Networking and skills swap
12.00 - Close
Pay what you can: The suggested cost of a ticket is £15 (Incl. VAT) per person. This is not a profit-making event, and any payments will go towards covering the venue hire and refreshments. Our speakers have kindly given their time for free.
However, we want this event to be open to all, therefore, please pay what you can, or nothing at all. We never want cost to be a barrier, and it's more important to us to see you there!
Access: If there are any access requirements you'd like us to be aware of, please get in touch (Charly @vividleadership.co.uk or call Charly on 07889950166). Any information given regarding personal access requirements will be used to inform access during the event. All information will be kept confidential.
MARTIN BISP: Martin is the co-founder and CEO of the multi-national award-winning charity Empire Fighting Chance.
Using a combination of non-contact boxing, therapy, and psychology, they work with approximately 5,000 young people a year in South Wales and Bristol.
They have also developed a network of boxing clubs across the UK who they have trained and are supporting to deliver their programmes. Empire is also an official partner with the city of Medellin, Colombia.
Martin is a member of an All-Party Parliamentary Group, the UN’s 17 rooms initiative and is the only UK-based advisor for a global network of cities working in violence prevention.
POKU OSEI: Poku is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a passion for levelling the playing field for low income and ethnic minority groups.
He is the founder and CEO of Babbasa - the first black-led social enterprise to win the prestigious Queen's Award For Enterprise (Social Mobility) in 2020, for transforming the lives of over 2,200 ethnic minority young people in the UK.
As an African migrant with lived experience of race and class challenges, Poku advocates and advises on social mobility, equal opportunity and inclusion, through talks, consultancy work and on key strategic boards including Business West (Chambers of Commerce), University of Bristol Courts, WECA (People & Skills Board) and UWE Business School.
CHARLY WHITE: Charly is the founder of Vivid Leadership Ltd. She's an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach. Her background is working in the non-profit sector, specialising in fundraising. For over 15 years she raised significant funds and lead teams for the NSPCC, The National Trust and Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington, New Zealand.
In 2016 Charly trained with Barefoot Coaching to qualify as an executive and personal coach, gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate from the University of Chester. She has coached over 900 not-for-profit sector leaders and emerging leaders, helping them to make a positive step change in their personal and professional development.
Through her company, Vivid Leadership Ltd, Charly and her team provide coaching and training to leaders and teams, helping clients to succeed in demanding roles whilst maintaining a healthy balance. Vivid Leadership develops bespoke training courses for not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally. They also design and deliver team away days and strategy days for teams and Trustees.
“I'm new to the whole networking thing, or more truthfully, I’ve been avoiding it… However, having attended a Leaders Connect event recently, I've realised I have been missing out! I found it very welcoming from the moment I walked in, had some really great conversations and was blown away by the guest speaker. Furthermore, the organisation and ease of booking were topped off with a really nice brunch! Highly recommended.” - JP Edgington, Professional Edge Project
“I attended the Leaders Connect event in Bristol. It was friendly and welcoming group where I was able to connect with other non-profit professionals in a relaxed environment. The speaker was engaging, dynamic and generous in sharing her knowledge. I would definitely recommend Leaders Connect to anyone looking to build their professional network, share challenges and get inspired.” Bryony Long, Missing People
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Foundation Room, Triodos Bank UK, Deanery Road, Bristol, United Kingdom